“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein

Many great builders used blueprints to assist them in creating some of the best structures known to man. So why are designers not using storyboards to design their best courses yet? It is a matter of personal preference whether someone wants to take the time to put their creativity down in a pre-work format or just take to the canvas and start painting.

For me the storyboard has been my saving grace. It allows me to organize all of the content into the template that was designed for my client and provide them with the “big picture” of what the training entails before they receive the finalized project. It allows them the opportunity to say “yes” or “no” to various elements of the training from images to content to interactions, BEFORE you spend countless hours developing your projects just to have them say nope that is not what I want. That is frustrating and stressful and no one wants or has time for that madness. LOL! Below you will find links to some great articles that will assist you with determining whether to or not to storyboard for your next project.

Storyboarding Resources

8 Steps for an Awesome eLearning Storyboard

Design Essentials: Storyboarding